Eduardo Cabreta, Marta Temido and Ana Paula Zacharias signed letter 11820-B/2021 on Monday, which Specifies the rules applicable to land borders during the duration of special testing measures. The certification states that cross-border workers are exempted from submitting a certificate of a negative test taken in the previous 48 or 72 hours, depending on the type of test, or recovery from illness. The document also states that border controls will be random and implemented by sampling, meaning that not all vehicles will be screened.
The National Republican Guard and the Foreigners and Borders Service carry out random checks at points border crossing,” reads the dispatch. “The inspection plan must take into account the flow of traffic at each crossing point, in order to ensure, by sampling, that special procedures are covered in terms of testing, with priority given to the examination of vehicles from third countries, which do not include the European Union nor The Schengen Area, as well as countries that fall into the red and dark red danger levels of the ECDC classification. “
The certification, which is valid from December 1, 2021 until January 9, 2022, defines cross-border workers, “those who carry out regular professional activity within 30 km of the border, and workers for essential services, that is, workers in the area. Transport, emergency, relief, security and emergency services ” . These are the ones who are excluded.A digital certificate in test or recovery modeand “provide” evidence of in vitro performance of a nucleic acid amplification test (TAAN), which was performed in the past 72 hours, and the result was negative; or a rapid antigen test (TRAg) to detect SARS-CoV-2 infection, which was done within the past 48 hours, and the result was negative. ”
Moreover, because this document reflects the decisions Publication of Cabinet Resolution No. 157/2021 On November 27, children up to the age of 12 were also among the exceptions, which this decision exempts from taking the tests. As for those who have already contracted the disease in the past six months, simply provide a certificate of recovery.
It should also be noted that, according to the law, anyone who enters the national territory by land without one of the acceptable evidence for detection of SARS-CoV-2 infection or refuses to take a pre-entry test, when he has no evidence, incurs a fine. Between 300 and 800 euros. In the event that a citizen is referred for testing,The place where the test is performed is on a list prepared by the local health authorities, preferably within a 30 km radius of the inspection site, and citizens must wait at this place until the result is notified.”
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